Here is the 133 tom XC-99 coming
back to Lindbergh field after its first flight on 23 November
1947. A vast crowd of some 90,000 (part of which is seen in
the shot above) is estimated to
turned out to see the transport fly (or maybe not fly) .
Interiors of the upper and lower
are shown below. Payload was to have been 100,000 lbs or 400
via the Bruce Robinson collection.
Developed from the B-36 bomber, only the prototype of this six pusher
engined craft was built.
Unofficially named the Peacemaker, it is, I believe, the subject of a
restoration project at the
National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright Patterson AFB,